Kevin Gentzel

Kevin joined the USA TODAY NETWORK as its first chief revenue officer in 2015, bringing with him 20 years of experience in driving revenue for media companies, to lead all advertising and marketing solutions revenue in North America. Under his leadership, USA TODAY NETWORK has grown its digital sales, across national and local properties, and launched new monetization opportunities, including branded content and new advertising units for 360 and virtual reality across all platforms.

Previously as Yahoo!’s head of advertising sales for North America, Kevin oversaw the operations of the sales organization from developing new revenue streams and sales strategies to leading client meetings and activities at key industry events. Under his leadership, the team was responsible for $4B in advertising revenue. During his previous role as the CRO at The Washington Post, he was responsible for launching and building the TWP Brand Studio, aside from driving revenue across all products including print, digital, events and conferences. Prior to Washington Post, Kevin was also president and group publisher at Forbes Media before assuming the role of CRO in 2010, in which he led ad product innovation and cultivated a world-class sales leadership team of which most members are current innovators and leaders in the industry.